Once the sick man of Asia, the Philippine economy is no longer in ill health. CNBC's Pauline Chiou has more in this first part of a special report titled "Global Opportunities Philippines."
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, says investors should steer clear of Chinese and Japanese equities and explains why he likes markets in South Korea and the Philippines.
Frustration over how the recruitment industry treats Hong Kong's domestic helpers spurred entrepreneurs to found the Fair Employment Agency.
Somesh Agarwal, senior analyst at Macquarie Securities Group, attributes his poor outlook for Genting Singapore in the medium term to factors such as bad VIP gambling debts.
Philippines' economy is expanding and corporates are over-performing, says Hans Sicat, CEO of the Philippine Stock Exchange
Lexter Azurin, head, Equity Research and Senior Manager at Unicapital Securities, says the panic selling sparked by Thursday's disappointing GDP print is a "healthy correction."
Cesar Purisima, Finance Secretary of the Philippines, attributes the less-than-stellar first-quarter growth to a fall in government construction and explains his confidence in the country's outlook moving forward.
Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, says factors such as better governance helped the country to grow over 6 percent every year since 2012. He adds that the government is aiming for a faster pace of growth so as to eradicate poverty.
Defense spending among nations in the South China Sea region is rising, but most of it isn't going to the United States.
Ernest Cu, president & CEO of Globe Telecom, attributes the 43 percent jump in first-quarter net income to a "tremendous increase" in mobile data revenues, alongside steady fixed line data business.
Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors, says the opening of a Nobu Hotel in the City of Dreams Manila is a great idea, but in the long run, the brand management of Nobu will be key.
CNBC's Susan Li speaks to Robert de Niro and his business partners about why they chose to open Asia's first Nobu Hotel in the Philippines.
Lawrence Ho, CEO and chairman of Melco International and James Packer, chairman of Crown Resorts, outline their expectations for when the City of Dreams Manila could become profitable.
A Philippine cove once opposed a major naval base, fearing it would bring bars and brothels, but fear of China means locals now approve.
A slipper factory fire in the Philippines killed at least 72 people. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.
Don't forget to look beyond China and India for investing in Asian growth, according to pros at the Milken Institute Global Conference.
Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says India and Philippines are the two Asian countries which have the most growth potential.
In earthquake-prone cities, growing populations live amidst infrastructures that are unable to withstand the effects of large quakes.
An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug convicts, prompting Australia to recall its envoy and drawing an angry reaction from Brazil.
Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains why Philippine stocks are now "more investable."